Elegant Spreadwing

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; WMA - Wildlife Management Area.

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Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance
Habitat.


Elegant Spreadwing
Lestes inequalis
M: 1.8–2.3" F: 1.8–2.3" 9 Jul [one record]
Uncommon
Habitat: Permanent ponds/lakes w/ abundance of emergent vegetation, slow streams. Perches in shade during day, becomes active near sundown; flies over open water.
Elegant Spreadwing (M)

Male
July 9, 1997
Gorman NRA
Bob Solem

Elegant Spreadwing (M)

Male
July 7, 1997
Gorman NRA
Bob Solem

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